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Mike Farrier BPE, MBA, CPHR is a Senior Consultant and Certified Executive Coach and has been actively involved in assisting both organizations and individuals in optimizing their potential for the past 20 years. In addition to his consulting practice of Farrier & Associates, Mike is currently the North American Region Human Resources Business Partner for the Industrial Automation – Oil, Gas & Chemicals (IAOG) division of ABB Inc. He is also a Regional Director of the Engineering Human Resources Association (EHRA).
Over his career, Mike has recognized the need to strengthen the connection between competency requirements and talent for enhancing competitiveness in a global and changing marketplace. He has been involved in designing and delivering many leading–edge initiatives in individual and organizational development with proven successes in creating cultural shifts; identifying and targeting the true enablers of performance success; developing balanced scorecard approaches and systems to link strategy to measurable activity through job evaluation, competency profiling and professional development strategies to close skill gaps; developing leadership and management effectiveness; developing powerful approaches to succession management; facilitating shared learning, knowledge exchange, and knowledge management; and, assisting individuals in professional career management. His recent focus has been on developing and implementing approaches to link corporate strategy to performance management in ways that fully engage and develop the human capital of the organization.
Mike is a published author, guest speaker and change agent who has assisted clients in mining, telecommunications, energy and utilities, information services, health-care, oil and gas, manufacturing, agri-chemicals, automotive retail, food services and the public sector. He has experience in negotiating win-win processes and commitments in unionized and non-unionized environments and multi-site, international operations. Mike is a strong supporter of work- life integration and is active in the community having served as a Director of West Island College and volunteer with agencies such as the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank and the Kidney Foundation.